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An intriguing premise that never builds much of a sense of dread, this Polish/Israeli horror/comedy is a better idea than movie.
Middle-of-the-road animation for kiddies with some humor thrown in for adults that doesn’t really click.
A great big warm, wet hug of a movie, this dramedy about a wayward kid going home is weighted with cliches but rings true and avoids tripping over pretensions.
You can't recapture lightning in a bottle, but "Blair Witch" is thematically and aesthetically a true inheritor to the original game-changing film.
Splendidly acted by Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon, "Complete Unknown" questions one woman’s false personas and the very concept of identity as a fixed point.
Though it chooses to cut its story thread in strange places, "Sully" is still an engrossing tale of an unremarkable man who did an extraordinary thing.
A beautiful and tender story of romance and tragedy that takes its time to build the emotional world of its characters.
The Wall Street corruption story gets a twist with this female-centric story, starring Anna Gunn as a conflicted financial whiz.
Strong performances, including Usher Raymond & Robert De Niro, buoy this Roberto Duran biopic, but it dances around the ring of the fighter’s life too much.
This beautiful Japanese movie tells the tale of three adult siblings who welcome their teen half-sister into their lives, leading to transformation.
A moody, evocative potboiler that steadily builds a head of steam, “Hell or High Water” is sharp as a leather strap cracked against bare skin in the Texas sun.
A mesmerizing blend of fantasy, action and music, "Kubo and the Two Strings" is another stop-motion animation gem from Laika.
"Anthropoid” is not a great movie, but it covers a brutal historical landmark event with sincerity and just a bit of Hollywood invention.
You come away with an appreciation for the dialogue sorely missing from the majority of today’s movies that emphasize flash over substance.